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Michael Hinojosa Will Leave His Job Early. What’s Next for the Dallas ISD Super?

Dallas ISD Superintendent Michael Hinojosa was supposed to stay with the district through the end of 2022 to help his successor learn the ropes. Now he's leaving early, and some are wondering if a mayoral campaign is ahead.
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Politics & Government

Here’s the Short List for Dallas’ Next City Manager

This is an important decision. Let's take it seriously.
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Politics & Government

How the Texas Legislature Can Help Prevent Maternal Deaths

The maternal mortality rate for Black women is three times as high as White women.
By Steve Love
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Remembering Adlene Harrison, Dallas’ Groundbreaking First Female Mayor

Dallas’ first female mayor died last month at the age of 98. She was a trailblazer, unafraid to speak her mind fight for things like integration and environmental justice.
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Urbanism

Dallas City Council Approves $4 Billion Deal to Tear Down the Convention Center

The city will begin to design plans to tear down and rebuild the hulking monstrosity, but that in itself won’t solve the problems Council is hoping to fix.

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What Happens After Michael Hinojosa Retires (Probably Tomorrow)?

Three sources close to the Dallas ISD superintendent say he will soon announce his retirement.
By Eric Celeste
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Politics & Government

Lynn McBee Will Oversee Dallas’ Effort to Transform Its Workforce

The mayor chooses the education CEO, philanthropist, and former mayoral candidate to be his “workforce development czar,” a key role for one of his inaugural priorities.
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Dallas’ Chief of Economic Development Is Resigning

Dr. Eric Anthony Johnson will be resigning at the end of the month after ushering through an economic development policy that was unanimously approved by the City Council.
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The Case for Tearing Down Dallas’ Convention Center

Dallas’ convention center is an absurd, obsolete, cobbled- together mess floating on a sea of concrete. This month the City Council will decide whether we should spend $500 million on its deferred maintenance. There’s another option: tear the sucker down. Start over. And create a downtown that visitors— and residents—would actually enjoy.